Ok enough teasing on Facebook lol. I finally posted this new coat!!! Yes I have got another one made! This is my January Jacket, just in time for New Years. It’s got just a touch of sparkle and very elegant! A bit reminiscence of the Victorian era/medieval style.
I made my own pattern for this one by using old magazines taped together and draping on my dummy (that’s not me it’s a dress form hahaha) It worked out pretty good! I was pleased with the outcome.
This is how I made the bottom. I first made a straight fitted bottom and then I took the panels and cut them leaving a slight bit of fabric. I then spread the pieces to get the fullness I wanted and placed it on top of my taped together magazine pages(what a great way to recycle my old magazines!!!) and cut out each section. This made the back of the coat.
I used the black and off white plaid fabric that I had bought at Fabricville for the base color. I cut out the fabric on the bias (that’s placing your fabric corner to corner instead of lengthwise for you who do not know what bias is)
I used a two way silver metal zipper.
Some of these were fabric I had kicking around. The black with gold and silver fabric was a sweater I found at the used clothing store. The waist band black fabric is left over from a previous jacket, the black with shiny black I have no idea where it came from!
Yes we have snow today!! Probably less than a foot so that’s not too bad and it is really a gorgeous day!!! Just beautiful!!!